Amber - posted on 03/07/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I had severe Pre-Eclampsia....I got put in the hospital at 30 weeks....I was seeing double....my head felt like it was going to explode....I gained 40 lbs. plus I swelled more in the hospital....Feet looked like they were going to explode....The blood pressure cup felt like it was going to explode my hand off....my hand would swell and turn purple when it would take my blood pressure....I was on the magnesium before my son was born....I thought that was what was making my vision blurry....But I guess it was all the blood pressure....I was asleep for 3 whole days pretty much and I don't remember anything about my stay in the hospital....after my son was born....I didn't no where I was or I was that I was married or even pregnant....I didn't know anything at all which was very scary....But later on I started to remember who I was that I was pregnant....When I got to see my son for the first time....It was so unreal that he was mine....because for the longest time I could not remember my pregnancy at all....Which also was very scary....After my surgery I could not get out of my bed and walk....I felt if I was just learning how to walk for the first time....I fell to the floor and my husband and mom caught me....I was shaking, scared, and nervous....My son spent 1 month in the NICU he was on ivees for 4 or 5 days he was on his c-pap for 5 or 6 days and than was off of everything except the feeding tube and the heart monitor because of the apnea he kept having....he came home at 4lbs. do to the hospital kicked him out because of our insurance ran out....we requested a heart monitor because my son would still stop breathing and we would shake him a little to get him breathing again....it was all a scary tramatic experience for me....Has anyone else had this bad experience....Also my mom had pre-eclampsia with my brother and with me she was fine....So, has anyone else's mom have pre-clampsia and than u have it with your first pregnancy and have a preemie baby and get severe pre-eclampsia again another preemie? Like to hear some more severe pre-eclampsia stories?